About Lee Roy
Lee Roy, sometimes known as Leroy OG, is an indica-leaning strain with a complex aroma. Created by prolific growers Rare Dankness, who have also given us strains like Ghost Train Haze, Lee Roy is a cross between Triangle Kush and Rare Dankness’ flagship hybrid Rare Dankness #2. It offers users a rich, incense-like aroma to complement its heavy, slow-moving effects. Lee Roy’s THC content has been measured at between 18% and 24%.
Lee Roy's buds stand out thanks to their medium to large size and solid, conical shapes. These miniature green pinecones have a dense inner structure that shows clear indica influences -- the short, broad leaves twist tightly inward toward their central stems. These leaves themselves are a bright spring green and are shot through with curly orange pistils. Finally, a thick coating of resinous trichomes gives these flowers a slightly dewy appearance.
Once cured, the flower gives off an intense scent of sandalwood and hash, a testament to their Kush background. Upon closer inspection, some may detect hints nutty, earthy aromas, however, when ground or broken apart, may release some tangy notes of citrus. Burning these flowers in a pipe or a joint yields a surprisingly smooth and palatable smoke, that has a creamy mouthfeel when exhaling.
It can take up to 15 minutes before Lee Roy’s effects become obvious. Eventually, smokers are struck by a disorienting headrush that may be marked by an increased blood pressure around the temples or some reddening of the cheeks. Once these facial sensations die down, consumers are left to bask in a significantly altered state. Thoughts may seem more intense or interconnected than usual, leading to chattiness when Lee Roy is shared with a group. Depending on conditions, this strain’s mental properties may also take the form of sensory distortion, resulting in everything from mild hallucinations to an uncanny feeling of time moving more slowly. Smokers who enjoy these trippy phenomena can amplify them with atmospheric enhancements like a favorite album or movie.
As Lee Roy’s high wears on, it introduces progressively stronger physical effects. A trickle of relaxation may start to roll down the spine and core, allowing for deep, restorative breathing and help untie any knots of muscular tension. Users who try and exert themselves may begin to feel as if they’re wading through peanut butter. Those who are lounging at home may find themselves melting into their surroundings and wanting to throw on a binge-worthy show with some like-minded friends. Because of its slow decrescendo in energy, Lee Roy is recommended for consumption beginning in late afternoon or early evening.
Lee Roy’s mostly laidback vibe can be useful for medical cannabis patients. Due to its general glow of euphoria, it may help temporarily distract from symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety. Physically, it can take the sting out of all kinds of aches and pains, even those due to chronic conditions like cancer or lupus, and its anti-inflammatory properties may help soothe everyday discomforts like cramps or nausea. As noted, it can even be a remedy for insomnia, pulling sufficiently relaxed smokers into a deep, restful sleep. It has a lower likelihood of obsessive, paranoid thinking, making it a good option for patients who are prone to panic or have a low THC tolerance.
Although seeds of Lee Roy have been available online, supply levels do not seem to be regularly stocked. For the lucky ones these seeds can grow them indoors or out. A successful outdoor cultivation requires a humid climate with daytime temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees. True to their indica roots, these plants have a short and bushy stature with strong lateral branching patterns, and when grown indoors reach maturity within about nine to ten weeks.
As fun to toke alone as it is to share with friends, this aromatic strain is a must-try for indica lovers.